The Other Presidential Candidates: NAM Scores

By June 5, 2008Miscellaneous

Since we posted the historic NAM “Key Vote” records of Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama yesterday, it seems somehow fair to cite the past votes of the two minor-party candidates who served in the House.

Bob Barr recently won the Libertarian Party’s nomination for President (official website here). Barr represented Georgia’s Seventh Congressional District from 1995 to 2003 as a Republican member of the House. We have on a single page his NAM “Key Vote” record for the 107th (2001-2002) and 106th Congress (1999-2000).

  • 107th: 95 percent
  • 106th: 83 percent

We note that as a recently self-identified Libertarian, Barr may have shifted his views on issues from those he held in Congress.

Cynthia McKinney is campaigning for the Green Party’s nomination for President (official website here). She represented Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District from 1993 to 2003 and from 2005 to 2007. There’s also a single page covering her NAM “Key Vote” record for the 107th and 106th Congress.

  • 107th: 0 percent
  • 106th: 8 percent

We note that as a recently self-identified Green, McKinney has kept the exact same views on issues as those she held in Congress. We also note that her webpage leads with a statement from convicted policeman-murderer Mumia Abu Jamal, one of the Left’s more reprehensible cause celebres.

As for Ralph Nader, running as an independent (official website here), although he never served in Congress we feel we can safely score him as a -7 percent.

 

 

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